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Water companies issue metaldehyde warning - 11/5/2012 - Farmers Weekly

Water companies issue metaldehyde warning - 11/5/2012 - Farmers Weekly | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
Tighter restrictions may be necessary if voluntary measures fail to reduce residues from metaldehyde slug pellets in watercourses, water companies have warned.
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California GMO measure may fail after food industry fights back | Reuters

California GMO measure may fail after food industry fights back | Reuters | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Major food and seed companies appear to be on the verge of defeating a California ballot initiative that, if passed on Tuesday, would create the first labeling requirement for genetically modified...
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Stephen Jardine: Farmers’ markets must grow value - News - Scotsman.com

Stephen Jardine: Farmers’ markets must grow value - News - Scotsman.com | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
If you want to experience Scotland’s food revolution up close, look no further than your local farmers’ market. Especially on a Saturday, it won’t be hard to find.
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Organic food - what's on the label? Soil Association

Organic food - what's on the label? Soil Association | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
Labelling guide for organic food products. The information you need about ingredients lists, logos and statements about organic.
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Water companies issue metaldehyde warning - 11/5/2012 - Farmers Weekly

Water companies issue metaldehyde warning - 11/5/2012 - Farmers Weekly | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
Tighter restrictions may be necessary if voluntary measures fail to reduce residues from metaldehyde slug pellets in watercourses, water companies have warned.
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Israel to derail $15bn PotashCorp move - FT.com

Israel to derail $15bn PotashCorp move - FT.com | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
Israel says it will block Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s attempt to buy rival fertiliser group Israel Chemicals, derailing a $15bn deal to create the world’s largest potash producer.
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BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today, 05/11/2012

BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today, 05/11/2012 | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
Anna Hill hears concerns that village greens could be lost under new government plans.
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Prop 37: food companies spend $45m to defeat California GM label bill

Prop 37: food companies spend $45m to defeat California GM label bill | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
The contentious measure would require labels on GM food sold in supermarkets, but would not cover restaurants...

 

 

 

Link to our info on labels 

http://www.soilassociation.org/whatisorganic/organicfood/foodlabelling ;

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Prop 37 and Corporate Lies in the Post Truth Era

Prop 37 and Corporate Lies in the Post Truth Era | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
Can a campaign with limitless resources and a disdain for the truth can defeat an overwhelmingly popular idea?
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Labels? What labels? 29% of shoppers ignore them all | Analysis & Features | The Grocer

New research reveals that almost 30% of shoppers don’t look at labels when buying food and drink.
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Stewardship concerns as metaldehyde found in water | News | Farmers Guardian

Stewardship concerns as metaldehyde found in water | News | Farmers Guardian | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
FARMERS and growers are being urged to follow best practice stewardship guidelines for metaldehyde slug pellet use this autumn following confirmation from water companies across England that high levels of the slug pellet active ingredient are...
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How do organic farmers control slugs?

How do organic farmers control slugs? | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
As with most organic systems, prevention is always better than cure. The following key measures should be considered when trying to minimise slug problems.
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Up in Smoke part 1: the beginning of the end for slash-and-burn farming? – video

The first in a series of videos on the consequences to the Honduran rainforest of slash-and-burn farming.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures | Today's News 05.11.12 | Scoop.it
An Arctic fox, a baby echidna and jumping fish are among the picks of this week's images from the natural world...
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